My son has a lot of loves in his life. A small cotton fox from Ikea that we’ve named Foxey (I’m not great with names). Taking selfies with my iPhone. Anything Hairy Maclary or The Wiggles. These loves are pretty much forever. Like most toddlers though, his love is also changeable, he’ll often be obsessed with something one month only to give it up entirely for something else. Here are 10 things that my toddler absolutely can’t live without right now.
The Dandy Warhols
I must admit this one is my fault. I may have sung Bohemian Like You in desperation when he was crying and it made him laugh. Now he dances to it every time it comes on the radio and I despair at my parenting skills.
Brooms are apparently the best thing in the world. Except when they are a) too large and fall on his head or b) put away by Mum to avoid the aforementioned bopping on head.
For about a month after he started walking, we struggled to get him to wear shoes. If anyone put anything on his feet, he would immediately sit on the floor and wail at the injustice. Now no outfit is complete without them. If he’s not wearing shoes, I’ll hear a small voice saying ‘Shews, mummy, shews‘ over and over again until I find him a pair.
Specifically the movie with the CGI cat voiced by Bill Murray. He manages to sit in one place for the whole movie. I know it’s a weird choice, but the child adores anything with Bill Murray. My son has excellent taste. Although he also likes the sequel so maybe not.
We bought him a teeny couch and while he loves that, his favourite thing is to climb into the laundry hamper, put the clothes over him and get all cosy. It’s apparently most fun while Mum is trying to fold laundry. This morning I found him in there sonic-ing the world with his screwdriver and I knew he was truly my son.
And the feeling is wierdly mutual. When H starts being a little too rough with his love, we pick Ari up and put him somewhere safe where he can’t be touched and give him a pat. The furry masochist runs straight back. That’s it cat, you’re on your own now.
Listen guys, funnest game ever! Throw a drumstick down the stairs, point at it imperiously and wail when Mummy won’t run down and get it. I am aware that I’m an idiot for letting him find drumsticks in the first place.
Basically anywhere he can hide long enough to give Mum a heart attack that she’s lost him before he pops back out shouting ‘HIIIIIIII’!
Shake It Off was everywhere when he was born so I’m pretty sure that it’s now encoded into his DNA. H will shake it with the best of the Swifties every single time this song comes on. And then he demands it go on repeat. I had never listened to Taylor Swift before in my life and now I hear her at least 12 times a day.
Being in the bath is fun. But when you try to put me in the bath I will scream as if the water is acid because I genuinely do not remember ever loving the bath. Once I’m in the bath I remember I love it and will then scream and cry when it is time to get out.
Is there something your child inexplicably loves? Share in the comments!